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CHAT: mammals & mammaries

From:Johnson, Anna <ajohnson@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 4, 2001, 19:16
Andreas Johannsen wrote: "I wouldn't normally use the word "breast" when
refering to (non-human) animals' anatomy, tho' this may be Swedish
influence. What does the natives say?"

I don't talk about animal tits so much... ;-)

I'd say "mammary glands", but for female animals that have breast-like
mammaries (dogs, for example), I might say 'breasts'.

Anna J. Johnson
Mystif & Scrat Inscrutable
Somtyme one of mankynde is both man & woman & suche ... in englyssh is
called a scrette.
- Caxton, Trevisa's Higden (1482)